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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Ben” (1972) by Michael Jackson

I always imagine that the question of Michael Jackson’s first solo number-one single would be a great one to ask at parties or trivia nights. There would be a flurry of answers like “Billie Jean”, “Thriller”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You … Continue reading

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One Random Single a Day #94: “Take a Look Around” (1972) by The Temptations

I love the Temptations quite a bit, so I’m pretty excited to get to write about their stuff some more. Many people are probably pretty away of the legendary R&B vocal group’s history and their greatest hits at this point, … Continue reading

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One Random Single a Day #2: “The Jungle” (1972) by Black Heat

Today’s random single comes from a group who comes from the influx of topical funk that emerged in the early 70s. Coming off the heels of The Undisputed Truth, Sly & the Family Stone, James Brown, and “Ball of Confusion”-era … Continue reading

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One Random Single a Day: “Un éléphant sur mon balcon” (1970) by Roger Whittaker

It’s only the very first review of my Random Single a Day challenge (which technically starts next year, but I was itching to get a head start) and I’ve come across something that is as weird and wonderful as I … Continue reading

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